Erdogan: If Europe really rejects Islamophobia then it must accept Turkey to the EU – meanwhile, Turkish teen up for 3 years in jail for insulting Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that the European Union “must admit Turkey” as a member if it opposes Islamophobia…

….After repeating that Turkey “will never tolerate terrorists” as they “can be from any religion,” Erdoğan stepped up his rhetoric on Turkey’s ongoing EU membership process.

“It is not important whether they accept us or not. We keep up with our work. We are testing Europe. Will Europe be able to digest and to accept Turkey, whose people are Muslims? If you oppose Islamophobia, then you must admit Turkey into the EU,” he said.

The thesis claiming that the EU is a “Christian club” will be justified, if Turkey is rejected, according to Erdoğan

Other news from EU candidate Erdogan: 37-month prison sentence possible for Turkish teen over Erdoğan insult: A 16-year-old boy, who was detained on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, may receive a 37-month prison sentence, his lawyer has announced.

The teenager, identified only by his initials M.E.A, was taken away from his school in the Central Anatolian province of Konya last month and remained under custody for two days, in a move that many saw as an attempt to intimidate the opposition in Turkey…

…M.E.A, who is a member of an online group called Democrat High School Students, had given a speech slamming Erdoğan and the government during a meeting organized on Dec. 23, 2014, to commemorate Lieutenant Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay, who was killed by a pro-sharia group in 1930 in the Aegean town of Menemen.